Is it legal to work in the US with Pending I485 and with expired I94 with a valid I129 Petition

Is it legal to work in the US with Pending I485 and with expired I94 with a valid I129 Petition.

Your situation is not clear.

If you are using i485 to stay in the US, then you need i485 EAD to work.

Hi Anil,

Currently using H1B work authorization and I have applied for I485. I94 is getting expired on Jan 03. Need to understand whether i can work or not with a valid I129 Petition.

What is the validity of I129? You must have got a new i94 if you got the I129 extended.

Thank you Anil for your response. I129 is valid until July 2023 and the H1B extension happened while I was in India . My I94 is valid until Jan 03, 2022 based on my passport expiry date. I have applied for my passport renewal and am waiting for the new passport. Need to understand whether I can work after Jan 03, 2022 or not.

Regards,
Ashok

You cannot use the I129 to work unless you file an extension on or before Jan 3, 2022, to get a new i94.

Thank you Anil.

Regards,
Ashok

One more thing. I believe I can stay in the US with the pending I485 but I cannot work without applying for I94 extension, Is that correct?

Regards,
Ashok